Giving Up Liberty

There are so many things that people want for free. Throughout history these desires have been manipulated in order to influence people to willingly give up their liberty. Ignorance is the cornerstone of slavery. So the first thing that must be destroyed is any real and effective educational system.

Three Deceptions

The first illusion and deception that has to be accepted is that what you desire can be obtained for free.

The next deception which must be accepted is the devaluation of liberty. Liberty is only obtained with great sacrifice – it is priceless! Nothing can compare to liberty and yet so many would embrace slavery to obtain what they think they want. To live a life of liberty is to embrace self control and self responsibility.
To accomplish this devaluation, liberty must be replaced with something else. Liberty is now replaced with the right, the lust to do whatever you want (unbridled, out of control passion) without consequence.

The third deception is that the government or some other entity can fulfill your desire. They will claim that they can, but what is actually produced is not what was desired.

If you desire public safety (no need to defend yourself, product, food, medical, job safety), you will pay with your liberty
– you will not be safe
If you desire guaranteed elimination of all risk (business, medical, financial, etc.), you will pay with your liberty
– life will continue to be "risky"; no guaranteed outcome for your decisions
If you desire free health care for all, you will pay with your liberty
– you will not have the health care you imagined or need
If you desire equality for all (in all things), you will pay with your liberty
– you will not have equality as some will be more equal than others
If you desire free (college) education for all, you will pay with your liberty
– you will continue to be ignorant
If you desire a guaranteed "living wage", you will pay with your liberty
– you will not obtain that wage as these jobs will not exist
If you desire guaranteed employment, you will pay with your liberty
– you will not obtain the job that you wanted

When slavery was legal in America, the slaves had the following:
-Guaranteed housing
-Guaranteed jobs
-Free job training
-Equal wages for both men and women
-Free health care

This is the kind of life which is offered in exchange for your liberty.

Finally, if you want full equality in all things, there is only one place where that exists. The grave is the only place where full equality will ever be found.

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